About

Artist Bio/ Statement

 Kirk Shiflett was born in 1961, in Pueblo, Colorado. From an early age, Kirk began drawing, and he was captivated by the wildlife, nature and human interaction with it. He spent his childhood along the Arkansas River Valley around Pueblo Colorado observing and sketching the local flora and fauna. At 19 he enlisted in the Navy and spent many years abroad, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Denmark, England, Spain, Azores, Ontario, Germany, Scotland,, Italy, the Caribbean and many more . During his travels, Kirk sketched and practiced his talents, enjoying nature and experiencing the world. Later received a BFA (Cum Laude) at Colorado Mesa University in 2015. He received a heart transplant May 2018. Kirk lives in Rocky Ford Colorado, with his Wife Rose. Kirk and Rose have 4 children, and 12 grandchildren


Influences include:
 Johannes Vermeer, Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O'Keefe, Alfonse Mucha, Gehrard Richter Frank Frazetta, Michelangelo, Rafael, Bob Kuhn, John Singer Sargent, Frederick Remington, Edward Munch, Leonardo Davinci, and many more...


Education:

1976-1980   Pueblo Central High School graduate
2010-2014   BFA Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO, United States

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